[These categories are obviously not mutually exclusive: women in chains can be objects of desire, or victims and martyrs ideal women. GPL]

Female Power

Female Powerlessness — Woman as Victim

Objects of Desire

Women as Ideal


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Alexandre de Riquer (1856-1920), a Catalan artist strongly influenced by the English Pre-Raphaelites, created this drawing of a woman. I have taken it from a brochure for 1985 exhibition at Sala Caixa de Barcelona. I would like to thank Professor Enric Bou for providing me with this brochure and the catalogue for the show.

Last modified 30 October 2019